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Code
WD175
Cao points
226 - 625
Level
7
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
3 years
Credits
180 ECTS
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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What is Pharmaceutical Science?

Pharmaceutical science combines a broad range of scientific subjects that are important for the discovery, development and manufacture of drugs and therapies.

What is the BSc in Pharmaceutical Science Course?

  • This is a three year degree aimed at producing graduates in pharmaceutical science.

  • Students will cover areas of chemical, biological and analytical sciences of particular relevance to the pharmaceutical industry. 

  • Quality management is also covered which is very important for this area. 

  • A project will be completed in year 3 where the student works independently in a particular research area.

  • The course allows you to obtain a worthwhile qualification after three years of study.

  • It allows a more flexible progression to further qualifications such as transfer to the fourth year of a related honours degree at WIT or elsewhere.

Pharmaceutical Science at WIT

Students are exposed to a wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment at WIT and learn from researchers actively involved in cutting edge areas such as separation science, pharmaceutical drug delivery, biotechnology and environmental science.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Introductory BiologyCell Biology & Biochemistry
Introductory ChemistryPhysical & Organic Chemistry
Introductory PhysicsPhysics for Scientists
Introductory MathematicsMathematics for Scientists
Introduction to ICT for ScientistsIntroduction to Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Science
Good Laboratory Practice & Core Skills Choose one of the following electives:
*Science & Society
*Forensic Science
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Organic Chemistry and BiomoleculesPharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
Spectroscopic TechniquesChromatographic and Electrophoretic Techniques
Physical ChemistryInorganic Chemistry
Statistics for ScientistsEnvironmental Monitoring
Pharmaceutical ScienceBiopharmaceutical Science
Laboratory Data Analysis and PresentationApplied Mathematics for Scientists
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Total Quality ManagementAdvanced Spectroscopic Analysis
Chromatographic Method Development and ValidationSensors and Electroanalysis
Pharmaceutical BiotechnologyResearch Project
Pharmaceutical and Natural ProductsLaboratory Data Modelling
Industrial Processing and Operations Inorganic and Structural Chemistry
Introduction to Research MethodsPhysical Chemistry of Materials

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BSc in Pharmaceutical Science 

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry BSc in Pharmaceutical Science:

Entry Recommendation for BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science graduates:

Applicants should note that a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry or Agricultural Science) of Leaving Certificate is recommended for this programme.

Career Opportunities for BSc in Pharmaceutical Science graduates

The main career opportunities are in the pharmaceutical and related industries in areas such as:

  • Laboratory analysis

  • Quality assurance

  • Research and development of pharmaceutical products

  • Environmental analysis

Graduates have found widespread employment in the large number of pharmaceutical industries in the southeast and beyond.


Follow on study for BSc in Pharmaceutical Science graduates 

WD147 - BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science subject to application and/or interview.

Subsequent transfer to postgraduate courses at masters and PhD level.

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Dr. Kathleen Grennan
BSc PhD - Lecturer
Tel: 51302047 [email protected]

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Certificate in Food Safety and Analytical Microbiology

Certificate in Food Safety and Analytical Microbiology

L7 Plant Protection [ Module ] (5 Credits)

L7 Plant Protection [ Module ] (5 Credits)

Certificate in Advanced Drug Formulation Science

Certificate in Advanced Drug Formulation Science

L7 Certificate in Garden Management and Plant Selection (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Garden Management and Plant Selection (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Nursery Stock Production, Botanic Gardens Dublin (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Sportsturf Science, Kildalton College (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Sportsturf Science, Kildalton College (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Sustainable Food Production, Kildalton College or Botanic Gardens Dublin(10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Landscape Design (10 Credits)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Common Entry)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Common Entry)

Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology

Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology

Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Analysis and Cell Culture

Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Analysis and Cell Culture

L6 Certificate in Introduction to Dairy Science (10 Credits)

L6 Certificate in Introduction to Dairy Science (10 Credits)

Certificate In International Regulatory Affairs

Certificate In International Regulatory Affairs

Certificate in Statistics and Data Analysis

Certificate in Statistics and Data Analysis

Certificate in Strategic Quality Management

Certificate in Strategic Quality Management

Certificate in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Chromatographic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Chromatographic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Materials Characterisation

Certificate in Advanced Materials Characterisation

L6 Higher Cert in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology (120 Credits)

L6 Higher Cert in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology (120 Credits)

L7 BSc in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (60 Credits)

L7 BSc in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (60 Credits)

Postgrad Diploma / MSc in Analytical Science with Quality Management

Postgrad Diploma / MSc in Analytical Science with Quality Management

BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science

BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Horticulture

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Horticulture

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Forestry

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Forestry

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture

BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Innovation

BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Innovation

BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology

BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology

BSc in Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens)

BSc in Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens)

BSc in Horticulture (Kildalton College)

BSc in Horticulture (Kildalton College)

BSc in Forestry

BSc in Forestry

BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science

BSc in Science (General)

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BSc in Food Science with Business

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BSc in Agriculture

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